The film: Spawn (1997)
The death: Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) is a military assassin set up by an extremely covert government agency led by Martin Sheen’s Jason Wynn.
Wynn has Al sprayed with gasoline, then chucks a lit cigar at him. Toasty.
The payback: Because of his dodgy past, Simmons is sent straight to Hell.
But he strikes a deal with a rubbish CG-looking devil (voiced by Frank Welker) to work as Satan’s enforcer.
Once back on Earth, he battles with his evil side to deliver justice on his killer.
Best revenge moment: Mr Spawn crashes a swanky party being thrown by Wynn, intent on returning the Hell-bound favour.
We get a proper look at his swirling, lethal cloak and chains as he threatens his old boss.
Sadly, it’s at this point that he discovers Wynn has his own deal with the devil, which means Spawn will have to find some other way to off him. A great moment from a rubbish movie.